Our recruitment

With decades of experience, 
we know how to find top
talent for schools across the country

Hourglass is one of
specialist recruitment brands that make up Pertemps Professional Recruitment - PPR

We connect high-calibre public sector professionals with employers who create a positive and safe environment for adults and children.

that we live and work by

We are experts in education recruitment. By truly understanding our candidates and clients, locally and globally, we promise to help teachers and their schools achieve a lasting impact. Our values underpin our skills, behaviours and way of doing business.


Our knowledge and ambition is what drives us forward. As sector specialists, we’re determined to share our expertise with both our clients and candidates.

Passionate about people

We will always act in the best interest of our clients, candidates and each other. We stand by our commitments, we keep our promises and treat everyone with respect.


We believe that our words, actions and convictions are at the heart of our approach, but carrying them out with integrity is everything.


Hourglass is born

Hourglass’ handpicked team of experienced recruitment consultants establishes itself in the UK education recruitment market.



Ground-breaking recruitment

James Letven plays a lead role in a ground-breaking recruitment event in Kingston, Jamaica. 41 of those teachers extended their contracts after an initial two year term. In 2021, more than 30 of them are still employed at the trust – and some are leading academies of their own.


Frequent flyers

Hourglass is now renowned for its tailor-made overseas recruitment trips.

2017 marked the start of a hugely successful relationship with a large multi-academy trust. Since then, we have continued to work in partnership with them and other UK clients to source the high calibre teachers they need - many from overseas.


Hourglass joins PPR

In 2019, Hourglass teamed up with Pertemps Professional Recruitment. This is a great fit as we share an ambitious approach to recruitment, a passion for working with people, and operating with honesty and integrity.


Award winning leadership

It’s fair to say Andrew Anastasiou’s business plan is consistently ambitious!

Having established Pertemps Professional Recruitment in December 2016, he has overseen its dramatic growth and radical brand development, and Hourglass is delighted to play its part in that.

Andrew’s leadership skills were recognised in 2021 when he won 'Agency Recruitment Leader of the Year' in the prestigious Recruiter Awards.